“Back in the day there was a large trustee board, with several independents (from the financial world) and the ex-Chairman of the company was offered the role as Chair of Trustees as a sweetener when he stepped down. Unionised company then divided - broad range of active members. They needed some expertise, consistency and leadership during this time. Wanted a serious/professional to lead and guide the trustees. ”
“Very happy with PSGS as an organisation and that opinion is derived from the performance of those that represent them.”
“Proactive in driving the agenda and leading the scheme on its logical journey.”
“Appointing Kevin as KBC professional trustee was one of the best decisions the bank took. He complements the other two trustees and also appreciates the position of the employer too. The experience a professional trustee adds is invaluable and they can share their knowledge and market practice within the KBC plan. Kevin manages the budget in consultation with the bank, fully debriefs all parties and maintains a constant dialogue with myself (as HR Manager) and trustees. Since we have worked together for a number of years, Kevin also appreciates some of the limitations we face ie budgets, and always comes up with a proactive approach and solution. His input is particularly valued by the bank trustee who is an actuary in our pensions department in Belgium Head Office. ”
“Expertise - independent - takes the strain off.”
“Keen to assist and helpful.”
Siphiwe is on our graduate training scheme. She supports our professional scheme secretaries.
Siphiwe joined our graduate scheme directly from completing her law and business degree at the University of Brighton.
PSGS has put in place a training plan to provide Siphiwe with support and exposure to a wide range of areas to give her a good grounding in pensions and to begin building her knowledge.
Siphiwe has started with three main clients, including one Pension Protection Fund (PPF) case, to get a rounded view of the work we do, concentrate on learning the ropes and understand how pension schemes operate.
She helps the rest of the team by dealing with member related queries, updating scheme governance documents and action logs, collating meeting packs, providing secretarial support and producing trustee meeting minutes.
Siphiwe has achieved two bronze awards in the National Maths challenge and a silver award for supporting the Bar Pro Bono Unit, raising £6,000 for charity.
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